The rise of the underdo
Wow! Floored may have been the better word for myself and the vast majority of Wayne County people who know anything about either team. Norwayne was by far the underdog coming into this matchup and Orrville definitely carried majority of the cards when both teams met up on Saturday.
The thing I can say are simply, the Bobcats proved me wrong.
With Adam Wallace anything is possible. The guy was the difference with his passing, toughness, leadership and just raw unbelievable talent. I can see why some in Creston think he could go Div. I. He is by far one of the most special players to come through the area as of late.
Team him up with the likes of the Zimmerly boys, Berger and Maibach, Norwayne took the torch from the Red Riders and proved for this year, that they are the area’s elite. I like their chances moving forward, but either way however it ends, Norwayne you just made this a season to remember for both yourself and everyone involved in your program.
For the rabid Cat fans that took the time to email me (made me eat some crow), I appreciate your strong school spirit. You have a team to be proud of, so enjoy the ride. Hope you guys continue to make the area proud as you play onward!
Category: Football, High School
About Joshua McWilliams: Josh McWilliams is often the voice at the other end of The Daily Record sports phone, with whom many coaches speak to when calling in scores. He records game information, writes them up as brief summaries and tends to add his own flavor. McWilliams started at The DR in August, 2002 with a tryout story about players coming out of the mist, then went to being the staff whipping boy who wore a cheerleader outfit and Joe Gantz’s helmet for some photo opp time.
In his full-time time job, McWilliams works as a store manager for the Goodwill store in Millersburg. “What can I say, we have great deals,” he said. “Anyway, I love sports, always have, graduated from Central Christian, live in Shreve, hold no allegiance to any school and am very opinionated. The sports I love are football, basketball, baseball and I have to admit a small part of my heart likes soccer, thanks to good man Bryan Schaaf, who showed me the ropes.” Josh can reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow me on twitter, josh_mc1982. View author profile.